Monthly Archives: February 2011

Some comments on appointments

I noticed the list of appointments made on the city council agenda for tonight.       One of my major flaws is the ability to strategize ahead.    This is the ability to not only look into the future as to what steps … Continue reading

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Ignorance is our greatest threat.

It amazes me that people live within the Newburyport Historic District and do not realize that their property values are dependent on sustaining the historic value of their homes.        It also directly impacts the health of our City as tax … Continue reading

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Keep a watchful eye but there is ‘hope’.

Meet Michael and Richard Greene:      These are the men who are now the new owners of the Oleo Woods Subdivision.   I realize that businesses can sound very good on their websites and be basically full of ‘crap’; but … Continue reading

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Dodging another bullet!

I guess I have been too lackadaisical when it comes to the Charter Commission.       After all those videos and the ‘plop, plop’ rhythmical analysis by the commissioners, it can be too easy to nod off and figure there is no … Continue reading

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We just dodged another bullet!

It is hard to believe when you see how beautiful Newburyport is that most of it has come about through royal political battles.    The lovely waterfront, the boardwalk, the downtown – all scenes of pitched warfare that were close to … Continue reading

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A Call for a Reserve Fund

I was at the Community Preservation Commission, checking out what projects have been submitted since the deadline of February 17th. (I’ll have the details posted later) This year, there were 14 projects submitted: four for housing, four for recreation, one … Continue reading

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Spooky Coincidence

1764 was the birth of the town of Newbury-port formerly called The Waterside when it was part of Greater Newbury.  Since then, if anyone analysis the history of Newburyport, it doesn’t take long to see that the march of history … Continue reading

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